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THE RAMA 



Commencement Number, 1918 






Atlantic Christian College 
Wilson, Af. C. 



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For the Treatment of Surgical and Non-Contagious Diseases. 



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Situated Under Briggs Hotel 



THE RADIANT 

Vol. XI. May, 1918. No. 4. 

CLASS POEM. 
Bon it a Wolff 

We have dreamed of our graduation 

And also of honors due, 
And oft in our fondest dreaming 

Came visions of classmates true. 

We have worked and studied and waited, 
E'en when we were "Ereshies" green, 

For then 'twas our highest ambition 
To have a Sophomore's mein. 

And again we have delved at our studies 

And our work was not in vain ; 
We reached the goal we worked for : 

The name of Junior to gain. 

And now we thought that surely 

We soon would know it all, 
For we passed the Junior finals 

And entered the Senior hall. 

But there while we worked and waited 

We found to our surprise 
That we were only beginning 

And each one opened his eyes. 

And now we have reached the zenith ; 

We thought our labors would end ; 
We are not disappointed, 

But we would a message send. 



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The path has not always been roses, 
!N"or did we expect it would be ; 

And life is not behind us, 
But ever before us, we see. 

We're glad that we've worked thus together, 
Although we have only begun, 

And we're glad that we still have before us 
The best of life's race to be run. 

We will treasure the hours we've spent here, 
And measure each day as it ends, 

For we've found at our dear Alma Mater 
The way to the hearts of our friends. 



-E- 



CLASS WILL. 

Agnes Peele 

Mr. President, Faculty, Felloiv-students, Friends: 
The Class of 'Eighteen, about to die, salutes you ! 
At the behest of my noble client (she being of unsound 
mind), have I called you together, before her death, to hear 
her will and to receive her gifts. 

My client wishes me to state that, owing to a lightness in 
the head, caused by its gradual swelling during the last four 
years, and a heaviness in the heart and other organs, caused 
by parting and over-feasting, respectively, she may have been 
mistaken in her inventory, but such as she thinks she has she 
gives to you, praying that you may not believe that it is only 
because she cannot keep her goods that she is generous. 

THE WILL. 

We, the Class of Nineteen Eighteen, being about to leave 
this sphere, in full possession of our empty mind, little mem- 
ory, and no understanding, do make and publish this our last 



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will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all 
former wills by us at any time heretofore made. 

And first we do direct that our funeral services shall be 
conducted by our friends and well-wishers, the faculty, only 
enjoining that the funeral be carried on with all the dignity 
and pomp our situation in the college scale has merited. We 
desire that our beloved Dr. Martin be the chief grand "High 
Mogul" at our funeral ; that he use as a text for the remarks 
the following passage: "Man is a vapour," that only two 
hymns be sung over our remains, namely : "Life is One Con- 
tinual Battle," and "I am Resolved no Longer to Linger." 

As to such estate as it has pleased the fates and our own 
strong arms to give us, we do dispose of the same as follows, 
viz. : 

Item: We give and bequeath to the Board of Control, Dr. 
R. A. Smith, restful nights and peaceful dreams. We promise 
him a rest from 'Eighteen's petitions. ~Ro more will we be 
called upon to bend our haughty knee to supplicate ; no more 
will he be pained to refuse. It has been hard to have our 
fondest wishes thwarted ; it must have been hard for him to 
refuse so fair a pleader. In grateful remembrance of his 
many refusals we do bequeath to him a wig, said wig to be 
worn only when the Senior Class is in possession of his 
"Skull Cap." 

Item: We give and bequeath to the faculty for their use 
and benefit exclusively, all the startling information and 
knowledge we have given them at whatsoever times we may 
have had written quizzes and examinations. Said informa- 
tion, at the discretion of the faculty, to be used in the educa- 
tion of our younger brothers and sisters. 

Item: We give and bequeath to the Junior Class the Senior 
seats in chapel which they so greatly desire. May they be as 
fond of the front row next year as they have been this. To 
these new-made lords of the college world we hand over our 
Senior dignity. We are afraid that this will be a strain upon 
the nerves and muscles of the gay and debonair Juniors, but 



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we all hope that they will rise to the occasion. To them also 
— with the Dean's permission — we bequeath all our Senior 
privileges, too well understood to be detailed. 

Item: We give and bequeath to our cherished but inex- 
perienced sister, Nineteen Twenty, all the wealth of love and 
blessings she may want. She seems to be able to get every- 
thing else unaided. May all the coveted basket-ball and base- 
ball honors be hers. May the mantle of "Abe," our cham- 
pion, fall completely on Robert Jones' shoulders. 

Item: To the Freshman Class we give and bequeath one 
barrel of salt and a package of chewing gum. This property 
is to be held in trust by Grady Spiegel and Kathlyn Jackson. 
They are requested to give portions of said property to the 
other "Freshies" when they deem it expedient. With this 
property we give the following advice to the class, accepting 
which will lead them to glory : Copy Nineteen Twenty ; learn 
to work if not to win. 'Tho the way be weary, look at Nine- 
teen Twenty and be encouraged. 

Item: The subjoined list will be recognized as entailed 
estates and personal property, to which we do declare the 
Class of 'Eighteen the real and rightful owners, to dispose of 
as they see fit : 

1st. Lura Clay's "Wolff." The "Wolff" is bequeathed by 
Lura Clay to Marion Brinson. The said Lura Clay be- 
queaths to one Thelma Flanagan her mortgage on "Abe" Mat- 
tox, 'Eighteen's Class President. 

2d. John Waters' horn. This horn is left to Sarah Respess. 
May she use it only when she is unable to use her voice. John 
Waters wishes his oratorical powers bequeathed to Lawrence 
Moye. 

3d. Nellie Krise's "Trig." Nellie reluctantly parts with 
this, her dearest possession, but knowing there is no one who 
would appreciate it more than Miss Frances Harper, to her is 
it bequeathed. 

4th. Bonita Wolff's package of love letters. The said pack- 
age, at Bonita's death, are to be given over to Miss Lill Chap- 



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man, with instructions that they be given by her to one certain 
"Preacher," to be used by him as models in his letter-writing 
during vacation. 

5th. "Abe" Mattox's latest letter on Evolution, written 
while he was sick with mumps. This valueless letter "Abe" 
bequeaths to the young son of Leamon Carawan. To Profes- 
sor B. J. Ferguson "Abe" leaves one quart of molasses — to be 
eaten, not sat upon. 

6th. Elsie Respess' many book reviews and educational 
papers, written for Professor Grimm. Elsie does hereby be- 
queath the said articles of weary labor to Warren Lappin. 
She hopes a conscientious perusal of these papers will instill 
in him the same "constancy of purpose" that was required in 
their production. A lock of her bangs she bequeaths to "Rip" 
Whorton. 

7th. Leamon Carawan's collection of books of Genetics, 
Evolution, et cetera. This valuable collection is left solely to 
Rupert Philips, with instructions to study these and become 
wise. 

8th. Carrie Krise's one masterpiece of art. This picture 
Carrie bequeaths to Daisy Fields, hoping that it may inspire 
Daisy to strive as she has striven to become famous. 

9th. Tom Mattox's "C. T. Diploma." Tom earned this 
diploma by being always late on Professor Case's Ethics 
Class. Although loath that this property should be given to 
anyone, after thoughtful consideration Tom decided to leave 
it to Sam McCotter, as a just reward to Sam for loitering on 
the campus and in the halls. 

10th. Lida Clay's portion of all the beans that may be 
cooked in A. C. C. next year. These beans Lida gives un- 
grudgingly to Helene Hudnell. 

11th. Ernest Paschall's mirror, comb, soap, and powders. 
Ernest bequeaths these articles to "Grude" Sadler and "Bro." 
Joel Vause. Full well does Ernest realize that their demand 
for such articles almost exceeds Turlington & Morrison's 
supply. 



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Besides these personal gifts we leave all the rest and resi- 
due of our property, whatsoever and wheresoever, of what 
nature, kind and quality soever it may be, and not hereinbe- 
fore disposed of (after paying our debts and funeral ex- 
penses) to our two Deans, Miss Anna Florence Moore and 
Professor W. O. Lappin, to be used in whatever way they 
may see fit. 

And we do hereby constitute and appoint the said Deans 
sole executors of this, our last will and testament. 

In witness whereof, we, the Class of Nineteen Eighteen, 
the testators, have to this our will, written on one sheet of 
parchment, set our hand and seal, this the twentieth day of 
May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred eighteen. 

0. T. Mattox. 

Lida Clay. 

Lura Newby Clay. 

Nellie Krise. 

John M. Wa,tees. 

W. T. Mattox. 

Essie Stewart Respess. 

Bonita Wolff. 

Carrie Krise. 

L. C. Carawan. 

J. Ernest Paschall. 

Agnes Peele. 



PROPHECY— CLASS 1918. 
Luba Clay 

One afternoon I was sitting on the campus of my beloved 
college when some gipsy women came along. They made the 
usual offers to me to tell me of fame, love, and fortune if only 
I would cross their hands with silver. I refused to hear of 
my fame, love, and fortune that an ordinary gipsy could tell 
me — but one of the women lingered behind, a veritable old 



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crone she was, with stringy grey hair, sharp chin and long 
nose. She walked up to me and said in a cracked whisper, 
"Come out to this place tonight at midnight. Bring me a 
piece of cheese and a cat and I will tell you anything you 
want to know." I gave my promise, for I felt that this would 
be a real adventure, for the future can be read truly only at 
night. 

But where to get the cat? I racked my brain for some 
time, then suddenly I thought of the cat at the college gro- 
cery. I went over to the store and they seemed delighted to 
give me the cat. I got the cheese and was ready to meet the 
old witch at midnight. When the time came I was all atrem- 
ble, but I slipped out, carrying the cheese and the cat, the 
latter all the while giving the most unearthly yells. The moon 
was bright and the stars were shining. In the shadows I saw 
a moving shape. I went up to her with shaking knees and 
beating heart. "Ah! you have brought my familiar spirit!" 
she cried as she caught the cat and they really seemed glad to 
see each other. She ate the cheese and after waiting a few 
moments asked me what I wanted to know. "I want to 
know the future of each member of my class," I answered. 
She muttered some unintelligible words and it seemed to me 
that I was borne away in the air, and sure enough I was 
sailing through the air with the old woman, on the cat's back. 
We descended in a country district, near a church. There 
were many people going in to service. Though we could see 
the people easily enough we were invisible to them. After 
church was over the people came out and the last to come was 
a stout, dark-haired man, with a Bible in his hand. It was 
none other than our old classmate, Tom Mattes. He had 
found his niche in the world, serving the country church. 
There was a little woman with him, but I could not see her 
face. They seemed very happy, indeed, for Tom wore his 
usual genial smile. 

We did not linger long, for there were many places to go. 
Next we came to a city and we went down in the slums. 



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There was a large Settlement House and we went in. Young 
men, old men, and boys were listening eagerly to a tall, ath- 
letic man, who was talking. His eyes were bright and I could 
see that the men hung onto every word. It was in one of our 
large cities in North Carolina. The man was Leamon Cara- 
wan, one of the most successful social workers in the South. 

Again I had a ride through the air, and this time I alighted 
at the door of a large brownstone mansion in New York. In- 
visible as I was I entered, and I saw a man and a woman. 
The man was large and jolly, with a bald head — just the kind 
of a man who likes good things to eat. I heard him say, "Yes, 
my darling Nellie, when you made that good pie for me I said 
to myself, 'such a good wife deserves another diamond,' so I 
brought this one to you." I peeped through the curtains and 
saw Nellie Krise kissing her old fat, jolly husband. 

Again I was whisked away and I found myself in a large 
city church. The people were talking around me about the 
wonderful preacher that was coming. The people became 
suddenly quiet and I sat down and listened to a wonderful 
flow of oratory and eloquence until I was ready to confess all 
my sins. The voice seemed familiar, yet I could not make 
out the man until he thundered forth, "Repent ye, for the 
day of judgment is at hand !" Then I recognized our class 
orator, John Waters. 

The next place I visited was a beautiful bungalow. It was 
a warm summer day. The porch was cool and inviting and I 
sat down to rest a minute from my terrible ride. A small, 
dark-haired woman came out on the porch, leading two little 
children. She walked over to the porch swing and all sat 
down. As soon as they were seated the boy, a sturdy little fel- 
low of about five years, said, "Please, mother, tell us about the 
time daddy got hurt in the big war." When the lady began to 
talk her face became animated and her brown eyes lighted up. 
I caught the words, "And so Jeff — daddy, I mean — brought 
the Boche plane down." I knew my chum, Bonita Wolff. 

Again I was flying over land and sea. I came to a pretty 



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warm country. I could see the flowers, trees, and jungle 
growth and in the distance the desert. We descended near a 
settlement of black savages, for it was Africa. We traveled 
on to a white cottage. I was surprised to see this sign of 
civilization in so remote a place. Beyond the cottage was a 
little white church. But my surprise was even greater when 
"Bro. Joel" came out of the cottage, got on a mule and rode 
off. I thought to myself, Why am I seeing this ? Surely this 
has no bearing on the Senior Class. Then I went nearer and 
a dark-haired woman came out on the porch, waving farewell 
to him. It was Agnes Peele. 

There were many surprises in store for me, it seemed, and 
I was not astonished to be transported many miles away to 
U. S. A. again. We were in a large hospital. I went from 
ward to ward, seeing the patients. Those who were able to 
talk were talking of the grand doctor and his angel nurse. 
Finally I came to an office. On the door was marked, "J. 
Ernest Paschall, M.D." I walked in and stood watching the 
eminent surgeon talking with a nurse. She was a tall, hand- 
some woman, with dark hair. Imagine my surprise when the 
nurse looked around and I saw the beautiful Elsie Respess. 
I had imagined other things for Elsie, but she had a trail of 
broken hearts behind her and was still Miss Respess. 

Again I went traveling on my strange steed, and this time 
I came to a college. I wandered around the campus, admir- 
ing the place and watching the students. I walked up to the 
front entrance of the main building. Over the door were the 
words, "Atlantic Christian College." I knew that the new 
college building had been built. I walked in, very anxious to 
see it all. A group of students were gathered around a tall 
professor, in one of the rooms. He was explaining something 
on the blackboard to them. I went closer aand found Honest 
Abe explaining the theory of evolution. I was astonished, for 
we had all expected Abe to be a preacher. But the theory of 
evolution had been his strong point in school and he had it 
worked out better than Darwin. Students came hundreds of 
miles to hear him. 



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I had only two more of my classmates to see before I had 
seen them all. So the old crone told me to stick tight and not 
be astonished at anything I should see. They had always 
been together at school and so they were together now. We 
were in a lecture hall. The man who introduced them said, 
"The lady who will speak needs no introduction to you, for 
you have heard of her wonderful reputation, that she is the 
most famous lecturer in the United States. Miss Carrie 
Krise will speak on the subject, "How to he Happy, Though 
Married." Her fellow lecturer, Miss Lida Clay, will speak 
on the subject, "The Advantages of Single Blessedness/' I 
was carried away before I got to hear these ladies speak. 
Again I was on the A. C. C. campus and before I could ask 
the old witch my own future she was sailing away up into the 
sky, on the back of her faithful cat. 



HISTORY OF THE SENIOR CLASS. 

W. T. Mattox 

The year nineteen hundred fourteen has so figured in the 
course of human affairs that it has stamped itself indelibly 
upon the minds of all peoples and the histories of all civilized 
nations. Previous to that year much was predicted by 
"modern prophets" concerning what it would bring forth. In 
due time it came, bringing two consequences worthy of note : 
One — the great war which has made its impress upon the 
world ; the other — an assembly of young men and women at 
Atlantic Christian College to begin what has been to them, 
though they were unconscious of its magnitude at the time, a 
great fight the victories of which are left for future years to 
reveal. 

This little army numbered only fourteen. They had had 
but little training, and less experience in "real" fighting; for 
many of their former generals had never had experience in 
such battles as these were called to fight, and many of them 



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who had were indifferent as to the success of their soldiers. 
Having assembled these soldiers soon found their way to the 
office of registration and there they were given orders by 
Commander-in-chief Caldwell, as to time, place, and method 
of attack. They set out, eager to carry out the orders of their 
chief commander, without knowing exactly with whom the 
struggle was to be. The procedure was not without its dis- 
couragements, for shortly they began to notice that they were 
called "Freshies." But realizing that this term would be 
applicable to them only one year, they took courage and 
fought bravely on. Another discouragement soon came : they 
learned that before the fight ended they were expected to 
meet and master some of the world's greatest men, such as 
Darwin, Shakespeare, Xenophon, and Caesar. But they were 
brave and dared not turn back. They continued the battle 
through the year, and in May, 1915, were given furloughs 
with orders to report for service the following September. 

September found only five of the fourteen back to meet the 
enemy. Why the others never reported we have never known. 
The five who reported were Bonita, Ernest, John, "Abe," and 
the writer. This year brought a new recruit to our standard 
in the person of Elsie. We were no longer "Freshies," but 
wise "Sophomores." During this year our commander real- 
ized that Bonita was Caesar's bitterest enemy, and that Caesar 
must be devoured by her. John was to meet Xenophon, whom 
he dreaded in the open, therefore his method was generally 
maneuvering. Ernest strove to master Darwin, while "Abe" 
vied with Spurgeon. Elsie, whose first year this way, was 
held in reserve, reinforcing each of the others when her aid 
was needed. The writer had by this time become skilled in 
the art now known as "camouflage," which he practiced when- 
ever it was possible. We held the line securely till May, 
1916, when another furlough was granted each one. When 
we were given our furloughs we learned that we were to take 
up arms under another commander-in-chief, whose name was 
Smith. 



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After three months rest every soldier returned, refreshed 
and eager to renew the fight. This time they were joined by 
five others who had seen service on another front. These five 
were Agnes, Lyda, Lura, Nellie, and Carrie. Our fight for 
two years had been for the most part a defensive one. But 
now that our forces were nearly doubled and we for the first 
time had a scientific cook, we were able to take the offensive. 
These five proved themselves efficient soldiers by helping to 
take by storm the trenches of the enemy. 

June found each soldier at his home, rejoicing over his 
victories, and over the fact that he had only one more year of 
fighting. When September came every soldier was back on 
duty. This time they were joined by another recruit of con- 
siderable experience, having seen service on two other fronts. 
He was Mr. Carawan, the only "dad" in our army. He has 
proven himself a valiant soldier. For nine months these 
twelve have fought and rejoiced, side by side. The result of 
our battle must be left for future years to reveal. 

"We came, we saw, we conquered." 



THE EYE OF THE IDOL. 

Warren Lappin. 
CHAPTER IV. 

As soon as dawn began to break, Dreyfuss and Jackson im- 
mediately made their way to the Beverly mansion. The day 
was bright and clear, so different from the day before, and 
in consequence the spirits of the two men were higher; for 
since their discoveries of the night before their search seemed 
to be nearing its end. 

When they reached the house the two passed around to the 
rear. The attention of both was attracted to one fact, that the 
door was still open as they had left it the night before, giving 
ample proof that no one had entered the house during their 
absence. 



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"Drey," said Jackson, "do you have any definite idea as to 
where you lost that note-book ?" 

"No," came the answer, "I don't, except that it is in this 
park somewhere; for I am certain that I had the book in my 
hand when I started to help you last night." 

"Then you may have dropped it inside the house, so let us 
begin our search in there." 

Accordingly the two ascended the steps and disappeared 
through the doorway. Their search of the hall did not take 
them long, however, for they soon saw that the precious note- 
book was not there. 

"Well, it's not in here," said Dreyfuss, after a time break- 
ing the oppressive stillness, "so it must be outside. ISTow I 
seem to remember having it in my hand when I stopped on 
the porch to listen last" — 

"Sh !" hissed Jackson, softly, at the same time pointing 
toward the other end of the garden. 

"What is that moving down there ?" 

Looking in the direction Jackson indicated Dreyfuss could 
see the shrubbery at the other end of the garden moving vio- 
lently. What was causing the disturbance was immediately 
clear. Straining their eyes for a glimpse of the cause of the 
commotion they watched silently. Soon there came into view 
the form of a man. He was on hands and knees, and, as could 
now be plainly seen, was searching for something. Entirely 
ignorant of the presence of the two watchers he slowly but 
steadily drew nearer them. More and more clearly the figure 
of the man was outlined, until the suspicion that was in the 
mind of both became a certainty, for the man was none other 
than Pertab Sing. 

When the Hindoo came to the place where Dreyfuss had 
fallen over the bench the night before the watchers in the hall 
were electrified to see him suddenly stop and pick up some 
object with a grunt of surprise. Then he stood up and re- 
vealed the object that had caused his surprise. It was a 
small note-book. 



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"Beverly's diary," exclaimed Dreyfuss. And not heeding 
Jackson's whispered admonition to remain where he was, he 
immediately leaped through the door and down the steps, and 
ran with all the speed he could command toward the Hindoo. 

Pertab Sing, hearing Dreyfuss' exclamation, looked up 
just in time to see the young professoor leap through the door. 
Realizing that large though he was he was yet no match phy- 
sically for the psychologist, the Hindoo turned quickly and 
ran for the gate at the end of the park, through which he had 
made his escape the previous night. 

It was soon apparent that Dreyfuss could not possibly over- 
take the Hindoo, for the distance between the two became con- 
stantly greater. Dreyfuss soon gave up the chase therefore, 
and slowly made his way back toward the house. His temper 
was rather ruffled. "Why hadn't Jackson kept up the chase ?" 
he angrily demanded of himself; for his friend was a much 
better runner than either he or the Hindoo. He knew that 
Jackson had begun the chase, for he heard the latter leap 
down the steps behind him. Jackson seemed to have failed 
him completely at a crucial moment. 

Jackson had started to follow his friend, but had continued 
but a few paces. Suddenly he had stopped, retraced his steps 
a few feet, stooped down and picked up some object out of the 
grass. He was holding this object in the palm of his hand 
when Dreyfuss returned to him, smiling a satisfied smile as 
he gazed at it. 

Dreyfuss was still in a bad humor when he came back to the 
spot where his friend was standing. Now that the Hindoo 
had made his escape, taking the diary with him, he felt that 
all was lost and that he might as well give up. No wonder, 
then, that he had a dejected look. 

"Why did you not come along and help catch that scoun- 
drel ?" he demanded of his friend, in a bitter tone. "Now he's 
gone, and has taken our only bit of evidence with him.' We 
have nothing now that will even help to prove Ruth's inno- 
cense; absolutely nothing." 



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"Oh, don't be so sure of that, old man," was Jackson's sur- 
prising answer. "Just look at this little article I have here. 
I saw it lying here in the grass, and that's the reason I stopped 
running." 

"The ruby," gasped Dreyfuss, for that was what Jackson 
held up for him to see. "That's the reason that rascal was 
prowling around here this morning; he was looking for his 
ruby. But," he continued, the old disconsolateness coming 
over him again, "even though he didn't find it he found some- 
thing of much more value to us." 

"That may be so," came the cheery reply of his friend, "but 
I have a plan formulating in my head for the use of the ruby 
to accomplish our purpose. I believe that it will be effective, 
too." 

"I don't see how the ruby can help us," answered Dreyfuss 
gloomily, still unconvinced. 

"Well, I don't have it all worked out yet myself. But let's 
go back to the village ; we can't do anything more out here this 
morning." Accordingly the two set out down the river. 

When they came to the main highway they were forced to 
one side of the drive by what seemed to be some kind of 
parade. There were a number of vehicles in the line, each 
filled to its capacity with laughing, joking people. On seeing 
Dreyfuss and Jackson a large man driving the leading horse 
accosted them. 

"I say, can you tell me, is this Beverly park \ We've got 
that park hired for a picnic today. The whole village is here, 
even the visitors at the inn. Left D — at three o'clock this 
morning." 

On being informed that this was the right place the proces- 
sion moved on and the two friends continued on their way 
back to the village, forgetting all about the incident, or at 
least Dreyfuss did, for the time being. 

Arrived at the village, they went at once to the jail. Drey- 
fuss had decided during the short walk that the best plan 
would be to have the jailer search for the Hindoo and arrest 



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him. As to what to do then, however, he was at a loss to 
know. But he thought that perhaps he could think of a solu- 
tion by the time the arrest was made. 

At the jail they met with a still colder reception than they 
had met with on their previous visit. Dreyfuss related their 
adventures of the night and the loss of the diary. To this 
narrative the constable listened with a half-sneer On his lips. 
When Dreyfuss suggested the arrest of the Hindoo the con- 
stable interrupted gruffly: "No, Hi won't do hit. Hi know 
my business. Hi don't believe a word of that story of yours. 
You're just trying to force the guilt of that murderess back 
there on the 'ead of an hinnocent man. ~No, Hi'll not arrest 
'im, but Hi'll tell you what Hi've 'alf a mind to do. Hi've 
'alf a mind to lock you both up for breaking into that house, 
and Hi would, too, if Hi really thought you did it." 

"Just a minute, constable," interrupted Jackson. "We 
didn't mean to show you how to handle your business; we 
know that you are perfectly competent to do that, without 
any suggestion from us. That was just one of my friend's 
ideas, and of course, it's preposterous. But he wants to see 
Miss Beverly for a few minutes. So let's you and I sit here 
by the window and chat awhile." 

The officer became immediately amiable, his ruffled vanity 
being easily smoothed by the influence of such talk. Of 
course he would be glad to let the gentleman see the Miss, and 
he would be back in just a minute. 

After the jailer had left to take Dreyfuss to Ruth's cell, 
Jackson sat down by the window to await the former's return. 
His attention was attracted to an old man, oddly dressed, who 
was passing on the street. Just then the jailer returned. 

"Who is that old man just passing ?" asked Jackson. 

"Oh, that," answered the jailer, "is old jGreorge, the town 
crier, but 'e 'asn't 'ad hanything to do in nearly five years 
now. Don't suppose 'e hever will 'ave hagain." 

The two men then conversed on various topics until Drey- 
fuss' return, Jackson always flattering the old constable, for 



The Kadiant 123 

he felt that he would need the help of the old man's authority 
before long. As Jackson talked he thought, "What will be 
the best plan V was the question in his mind. When Dreyfuss 
returned he had come to a conclusion. 

As soon as Dreyfuss entered the room Jackson saw that he 
had given up all hope. "Well, Con, old man," he said in a 
husky voice, "we may as well go back to Manchester. We've 
done the best we could, but it's hard to think that I've failed 
Euth in her desperate need. Still, as I said, we had better go 
back to Manchester. A train leaves in ten minutes." 

"Yes, old man," answered Jackson, cheerfully, "I agree 
with you there. We may as well go back to Manchester 
for breakfast." Then, suddenly turning to the jailer, "Will 
you listen to what that Hindoo has to say if we get him where 
he'll talk?" 

"Yes, Hi'll do that much," assented the constable. "But 
Hi'll tell you now, we'll hall be wasting time, for that girl is 
guilty, and that 'indoo 'as been a servant in the family for 
years and there's never been a thing hagainst 'im." 

With this promise the two young men left the older one and 
made their way to the station. On arriving in Manchester 
they went to a restaurant and ordered their breakfast. Dur- 
ing the meal Jackson unfolded the plan which he had con- 
ceived, to which Dreyfuss consented, albeit somewhat dubi- 
ously. 

Hastily finishing the meal the two- proceeded at once to the 
nearby establishment of a theatrical costumer. Not long after 
they had entered the shop two prosperous-looking, middle-aged 
business men, dressed in the customary tweeds, emerged from 
the building and hastened toward the station. One would 
never have recognized them as being our former friends, but 
nevertheless they were Dreyfuss and Jackson. This time 
they bought tickets, not to B — but to D — , the village from 
which the picnic party had set out that morning. 

Arriving in D — they at once set out to find some sort of 
vehicle which would convey them to Beverly park. At last 
2 



124 The Radiant 

they found a farmer from, whom they were able to hire a horse 
and cart for the day. 

All the way to the Beverly mansion the two were silent, but 
the same thoughts were running through the minds of both. 
Would this plan, their last chance, be successful? Neither 
could answer the question — they could only hope. 

Just before reaching the Beverly home they stopped the 
horse and tied him behind a hedge near the road. Then, by 
making a wide circuit on foot they came up behind the house 
and quietly joined the group of picnicers in the park. Their 
arrival was unnoticed and no one suspected but what they had 
been there all day. 

After a brief stay at the picnic ground the two walked 
slowly to B — . Going to the inn they registered in the bat- 
tered ledger that the old proprietor pushed across the well- 
worn table which served as his desk. Yes, he could give the 
gentlemen adjoining rooms if they wished. Yes, there was a 
door connecting the rooms. 

Dreyfuss and Jackson immediately went up to the rooms 
and spent some time in arranging their disguises, which had 
become disordered during their journey. This done, how- 
ever, Jackson set out to find old George, the town crier, 
whereas Dreyfuss walked to the jail to remind the jailer of 
his promise and to warn him to be ready at any time. After 
he had accomplished this he returned to the inn, went up to 
the rooms that he and Jackson had engaged and sat down 
there to await his friend's return. 

Jackson also quickly accomplished his mission. He found 
old George sitting under a spreading tree in front of his 
small house idly smoking his short, black pipe. Of course he 
would accept the job. What was it ? Oh, just cry that a ruby 
had been found at Beverly park by one of the picnicers from 
D — and that the owner could have the same by calling in 
the morning at room five at the tavern. "Certainly Hi'll do 
it," he said, eagerly accepting the five^pound note Jackson 
pressed into his hand. 



The Radiant 125 

Soon the voice and bell of the crier could be heard pro- 
claiming the news to all the country-side. 

As soon as Jackson returned to the rooms the two friends 
set to work putting the last touches to their well-laid plans. 

"I wonder," spoke Dreyfuss, pointing to the door that con- 
nected their room, "if that door there could be opened with 
any degree of quietness ?" 

Jackson at once crossed the room, noiselessly turned the 
knob and the door swung open without the slightest creak to 
betray its opening. 

"You see it's all right," he said. "I tried it when we first 
came up." 

After this remark nothing of consequence passed between 
the two during the rest of the evening. Their conversation 
was interluded by long lapses of silence. Both feared for the 
success of the plot. Would the Hindoo see through it and 
not come for the ruby or would he suspect nothing? Such 
were the questions that both took to bed with them that night. 

chapter v. 

With the first trace of dawn Jackson was awake. He went 
to his friend's room to waken him, but found Dreyfuss sitting 
silently by the window, gazing out on the awakening day. 

"Why so solemn, old man ?" was Jackson's greeting. "Have 
you forgotten that this is the day that we clear Ruth en- 
tirely ? Why, our trouble is nearly at an end." 

"I hope that you are right," spoke Dreyfuss, dubiously. 
"But I was just wondering if that Hindoo will see through 
our disguise and spoil our plan ?" 

"Not a chance in the world," answered Jackson, cheerily. 
"Why, I scarcely know you myself." But in spite of Jack- 
son's easy assurance the same thought had given him much 
worry. 

After a hurried breakfast the two returned to their rooms, 
where began the most trying time of their wait. 



126 The Eadiant 

Finally, however, there was a light step in the hall and a 
hurried knock at the door. 

The friends Were at once alert. Jackson noiselessly crossed 
the room, opened the door to his own room, and closed it be- 
hind him. It was his duty now to have the constable in the 
empty room, ready when Dreyfuss should want him. 

As soon as Jackson was safely out of the way- Dreyfuss, 
with one last glance into the mirror to make sure that his 
disguise was in place, called a welcome, "Come in !" 

In response to his invitation the door swung open and the 
Hindoo stood in the doorway. 

Dreyfuss, with his heart in his throat lest he be recognized, 
spoke to him. "Come right on in and have a chair," motion- 
ing him to a chair near the window. "I suppose," he con- 
tinued, "that you have come in regard to the ruby which my 
friend and I found in the park yesterday ?" 

"Yes, I have come for my ruby," came the hurried answer, 
as the Hindoo, entirely unsuspecting Dreyfuss' true identity, 
took the chair offered him. "Give it to me at once, please, 
and I will reward you with anything reasonable that you 
ask." 

"Of course, if the ruby is your property," answered Drey- 
fuss, "you shall have it. But to be sure, please give me a 
description of the jewel which you lost." 

"I will do so if you wish," came the Hindoo's reply, in 
rather vexed tones. "It is a deep red Burmese ruby, -about 
the size of a pigeon's egg, oval, and nearly flat on top but 
rounded beneath." 

"You have certainly described the stone which we found, 
but even though you have given the description of the ruby 
that does not necessarily prove that the ruby is legally your 
property. Therefore it would probably be a good idea for 
you to tell how you came to have the stone, and how you 
came to lose it at Beverly park." 

"Well, since you demand it, I will tell you," began the 
Hindoo, impatiently though without hesitation. "I am an 



The Kadiant 127 

importer of Ceylonese and Burmese rubies, with my head- 
quarters in London. Last week I received a message from 
Mr. Beverly asking me to call on him and bring with me the 
most beautiful ruby I could find. He said that he wished to 
buy one for his daughter. I came day before yesterday, not 
knowing of Mr. Beverly's death, and went immediately to the 
Beverly home, but found no one there. Before returning to 
town I took the ruby out of my pocket to look at it, for the 
stone is exceedingly beautiful and I am a great admirer of 
rubies. Just then I heard a noise from the drive and looking 
up I saw a large, ferocious dog making for me. Of course, 
not having any weapon with which to defend myself, I turned 
and ran. As I ran through the park I dropped the ruby. I 
did not stop to pick it up, intending to return later. After I 
had escaped from the dog, and he clear of the premises, I 
returned to look for the ruby, but could not find it. I had 
given up ever seeing it again when I heard the crier with 
your proclamation. Then I came for my property and would 
be very glad if you would return my ruby now, for I am in a 
hurry to return to London." 

During the whole of this speech the Hindoo had been 
fidgeting nervously and it was apparent that he was anxious 
to get his hands on the stone and be gone. 

"Yes, I am perfectly willing to give you the stone now, but 
you will have to wait a few minutes. My friend has it with 
him and he has just stepped out to get us some cigarettes. 
While we are waiting for him," he continued, striving to keep 
the Hindoo from remonstrating, "I have some beautiful 
crystals here that I have collected that would perhaps interest 
you." 

As he spoke Dreyfuss opened the bag he had brought with 
him and took out a number of crystals, one of which was a 
large and perfect specimen. Dreyfuss placed it on the table. 
His heart was beating wildly now. Would his deeply-laid 
plan succeed ? Slowly he had been baiting the well-hidden 
trap and now he was nearly ready to spring it. Would the 



128 The Radiant 

Hindoo become alarmed at the last moment and frustrate all % 
But the Hindoo, entirely without mistrust, became at once 
deeply interested. Carefully, so as not to alarm his subject, 
Dreyfuss set about his task. Slowly the expression on the 
face of the Hindoo began to change as the influence of Drey- 
fuss's will over his more and more exerted itself, for, remem- 
ber, that John Dreyfuss was one of the leading psychologists 
of his day, and possessed that power which many psycholo- 
gists possess, of hypnotic influence. 

Suddenly the form of the Hindoo became tense. Into his 
eyes there came a far-away look. He was now entirely under 
Dreyfuss' control. 

Quietly Dreyfuss stepped across the room, and noiselessly 
opened the door between his room and that of Jackson, admit- 
ted the latter and the constable. The jailer's face wore a look 
of perplexity ; on seeing the Hindoo he started to protest, but 
Jackson's quick guesture of silence quieted him. 

Dreyfuss began his work with that methodicalness which 
was so characteristic of the man. 

"Who are you ?" was his first question. 

"Pertab Sing," came the answer, in a muffled voice, "priest 
of Krishma, the Beloved, at Khatamander." 

"What ?" exclaimed Dreyfuss, in astonishment ; "then how 
does it happen that you are in England as a common house 
servant ?" 

"I am in quest of the 'Eye of the Idol,' " came the reply, in 
the same muffled voice, the lips of the Hindoo scarcely mov- 
ing. 

"What do you mean by 'The Eye of the Idol' ?" was the 
next question. 

"The great ruby in the forehead of Krishma, the Beloved, 
at Khatamander," was the Hindoo's answer. 

"But how did the stone come to England ?" questioned 
Dreyfuss. 

"When the English captured Khatamander, in 1858, thirty 
years ago," replied the Hindoo, "the ruby was removed from 



The Eadiant 129 

the forehead of Krishma by a young officer named Beverly. 
The priests swore an oath to regain it. One of them was shot 
by Beverly while making the attempt. Beverly then became 
alarmed and sent the ruby to England for safe keeping." 

"But how did you become associated with Beverly V 

"I was the youngest of the priests. I forfeited my caste 
and entered into the service of Beverly. For thirty years I 
served him in India and in England ; but never, until the day 
of his death, did I see the ruby." 

"How did Captain Beverly meet his death?" questioned 
Dreyfuss. 

Jackson and the constable were standing on tip-toe now, in 
their interest, awaiting the answer to the question. 

"Krishma," answered the muffled, tired voice, "avenged 
himself ; I, his priest, struck the blow." 

"Tell of it," came Dreyfuss' words, in tone of command. 

The Hindoo came to his feet instantly. In his eagerness 
Dreyfuss had, by his sharp words, broken the spell. The 
Hindoo glanced around as if seeking some avenue of escape. 
By the presence of the three men in the room he seemed to 
sense his danger. 

"Give me my ruby," was his words, spoken in a steady 
voice, "and I will go." 

"No," came Dreyfuss' voice, in a tone of finality. "'No, 
Pertab Sing, priest of Krishma, you will not go. You will 
stay and pay for the murder of Captain Beverly, to which you 
have just confessed." 

Before either of the three men could stop him the Hindoo, 
with a quick motion of his arm, destroyed all hopes of legal 
punishment for his crime. All three men saw the white 
powder pass from the sleeve of the murderer into his mouth. 

"No," he cried, in exultant tones, "the priest of Krishma, 
the Beloved, will not" — 

The sentence was not finished ; the words died in his throat ; 
the deadly Indian poison had done its work. The Hindoo of 
royal blood lay dead on the floor at their feet. 



130 The Radiant 

Dreyfuss slowly drew the precious stone, now the property 
of Ruth, from his pocket. The stone for which three men had 
already given their lives. Was the thing cursed ? Would the 
next possessor meet the same fate the others had met ? These 
were questions that ran through him mind as he held in his 
hand the ruby of matchless beauty, taken from the forehead 
of Krishma, the Beloved, in the temple at Khatamander by 
the young English officer. 




The Kadiant 131 



Atljirttra 



A. C. C, 1; State College, 15, 

In the first game of the season the college team was over- 
whelmingly defeated by State College, by the score of 15-1. 
The one-sided score, however, does not show the true relative 
strength of the two teams. Chapman, pitching his first col- 
lege game, sent fourteen of the State boys back to the bench 
via the strike-out route, and had he received the backing by 
his team-mates that they have since shown they are capable of 
giving, the final score would have been decidedly different. 

A. C. C, 2 ; Trinity Park, 3. 

On the next day the team crossed bats with the Trinity 
Park team. Again they were defeated, this time, however, 
by the score of 3-2. But for a balk by Dupree, which allowed 
the winning run, the score would have been a tie at the end of 
the regular playing time. Outside of this break, however, 
Dupree pitched a creditable game and deserved to win. 

A. C. C, 3 ; Elon, 11. 

At Elon on the following day the team again met defeat by 
a score of 11-3. Champan, starting his second game in three 
days, proved unequal to the task, as did Dupree, who followed 
him. At the end of the third inning, when "Abe" took up 
the pitching burden, the score stood 10-0 in favor of Elon. 
From then on the game took a different turn. Our boys put 
three runs over the plate in the sixth, while after the fourth 
inning, when the Elon team annexed another score, Mattox 
had their sluggers completely at his mercy. 

A. C. C, 6 ; Fremont, 0. 

The first game at home was played with the Fremont team, 
and the college boys emerged with flying colors, having a 



132 The Kadiant 

score of 6-0 in their favor. Chapman, after a week's rest, 
held their hard hitters completely at bay, while the college 
boys got to Aycock's offerings at will. 

A. C. C, 8 ; Donaldson, 7. 

The most interesting game of the season was played in Wil- 
son with the team representing the Donaldson Military Acad- 
emy. Champan again had the hurling assignment, and out 
side of one bad inning, when the Donaldson team scored six of 
their seven runs, pitched a creditable game. When the college 
team came in for their last turn at the bat in the ninth inning 
the score stood 7-3 in favor of Donaldson. Paschall ran out 
an infield tap to open this round. Holden singled ; Chapman 
was hit, filling the bases. Lappin was passed, forcing in a 
run and leaving the bases loaded, with none down. Here the 
visitors became alarmed and their coach went into the box. 
Dunkley greeted his third offering with a wallop that carried 
the "pill" far over the right-fielder's head, and before the ball 
could be returned to the diamond three runs were over the 
plate and Dunkley had reached third in safety, from where 
he scored a moment later on Brinson's slow roller down the 
third base line. This play ended a game that was the most 
exciting one from the spectators' point of view seen in this 
part of the country for some time. 

A. C. 0., 13 ; Wakelon, 0. 

In their last game the college team put it over the Wakelon 
team to the tune of 13-0. Chapman had the visitors com- 
pletely at his mercy and, backed by fast fielding on the part 
of his team-mates, kept the Wakelon boys in such a position 
that they were never dangerous. 

Field Day. 

It has been decided by the Athletic Association and Faculty 
to hold an inter-class field day on Monday afternoon of 
commencement week. The usual field day events will be par- 



The Eadiant 133 

ticipated in, each class being allowed two entrants in each 
event. First, second, and third ribbons will be given the first 
three contestants to finish in each event, and in addition a cup 
will be given the class that in the end has annexed the highest 
number of points. A pennant will be given the class finishing 
second. A great deal of interest in this day is looked for, as 
the classes are pretty well matched. 




THE RADIANT 



Vol. XI. 



May, 1918. 



Ka 4. 



Published four times a year, in November, January, April, and 
June, by the Publication Committee of Atlantic Christian College, 
Wilson, N. C. 



The Highest Expression of Christian Education : 
"Ignorance is Vice; Knowledge, Virtue." 

Entered as second-class matter March 22, 1909, at the postoffice at 
Wilson, N. C, under the act of March 3, 1879. 

Editor Ernest Paschat.t. 

Literary Editor Elsie Respass 

Business Manager M. E. Sadlee 




The Radia,nt staff wishes to extend its grateful thanks to 
all who have helped in making its publication possible. Es- 
pecially are we indebted to our advertisers. And with greet- 
ings to friends of the college and Radiant, we issue the com- 
mencement number. 



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K * X 

Charter Members 

warren c. lapp1n m. e. sadler 

j. ernest paschall lawrence moye 

joel e. vause loyd j. chapman 

A reception was given in the College Library room on Mon- 
day evening, May 6th, by the members of this fraternity to 
the faculty and students of the college. At this time the an- 
nouncement of the organization was given to the public. 

This fraternity is now ready to receive pledges for mem- 
bership. 



Two recitals have been given in the College Auditorium by 
two graduates from the Expression Department. Misses 
Elsie Respess and Lura Clay were greeted by large and ap- 
preciative audiences on Friday evenings, April 26th and May 
3d, respectively, when they gave their graduating recitals. 
Their friends congratulated them as being indeed successful 
in the presentation of their programs. 



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Ex-presidents of Alumni Association. Alumni officers. 

Editorial Ernest Wolff 

Poem "Hope" Bonita Wolff 

The Worthy Ideal W. T. Mattox 

Our Missionary F. F. Harper 

College News Nelle M. Krise 

"Radiant" Smiles Bonita Wolff 



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No. 3 



EX-PRESIDENTS OF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 





HAYES FARISH 

Ministerial, A. B., 

'14. 




J. J. WALKER 
A. B., '12. 



JOEL E. VAUSE 

Expression '16; 

A. B., '19. 



Hayes Farish graduated in 1914 and has ever been a loyal 
alumnus. He was the first president of the association and 
served faithfully and well. He was out of office only one term 
when he was again chosen as president in which capacity he 
served until he answered the call of his country and went as 
chaplain in the A. E. F. He is now pastor of the First Chris- 
tian Church of Belhaven, N. C. 

J. J. Walker received his A. B. degree in 1912 and was the 
second president of' the association. He left the pastorate of 



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the First Christian Church of Greenville, N. C, to serve his 
country as chaplain. He is now continuing his studies in Van- 
derbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and holds a pastorate in 
the same city. 

Joel E. Vause, better known as "Bro. Joel," graduated in 
Expression in 1916, but with his usual good judgment, returned 
to A. C. C. and received his A. B. degree in 1919. He was the 
fourth president of the association and showed his loyalty to 
A. C. C. by his faithful service in that capacity. He is now 
studying in Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 



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ALUMNI OFFICERS '19-'20. 




ERNEST PASCHALL, A. B., '18. 
President. 

Ernest graduated with the class of '18 and went almost immediately to serve 
his country in the navy. He now holds a position with The First National 
Bank, of Wilson, N. C. 




BONITA WOLFF, 

Expression, '17, A. B., '18. 

Vice President. 

After her graduation in 1918 Bo- 
nita returned to her Alma Mater 
as instructor in French and German. 
She remains with the Institution as 
instructor in French and Latin, and 
assistant in the Department of Ex- 
pression. 




RUTH WHITLEY, Expression, '16. 
Secretary-Treasurer. 

Ruth received her diploma from 
the School of Expression of A. A. C. 
in 1916. She spent the winter '16- 
'17 teaching her chosen subject in 
the high school of her home town, 
Wendell, N. C, and is now secretary 
of the Girls' Circle in North Caro- 
lina. 




AN APPEAL TO THE ALUMNI. 



We are anticipating a good and great meeting of the Alumni 
Association during commencement week of this year. There 
is no reason why we may not have present a large number of the 
former graduates of our Alma Mater. Let every one that reads 
this number of the "Radiant" resolve to be in Wilson to visit 
the school during commencement and to attend the Annual 
Alumni Banquet, 

The College is pushing ahead with a constructive program. 
And it is the duty of every graduate to make sure that no op- 
portunity slips by for him to serve the interest of his Alma 
Mater. 

In May while the members of the Association are in Wilson, 
we hope to formulate a plan whereby each former graduate 
may become a member of a committee whose business shall be 
to aid the administration of the school in its endeavor to secure 
students, in securing financial support, and in short, to assist 
the school in every possible way. This plan must be worked 
out by members of the Alumni Association. May we count on 
each one as another to promote such a program as indicated? 

We are agreed as a whole that the Association has not hereto- 
fore functioned in the life of the school as a body of this type 
and character should. This fact is due to one of two causes; 
namely, the Association has either neglected its possibilities 
or having seen them has passed them by with little or no serious 
concern. 

There are numerous interests of the school which the Alumni 



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are under obligation to safeguard and promote. In the first 
place, this fact must be clearly understood : namely, the College 
must have students. The College needs students that are to go 
back to their local communities and establish themselves in 
businesses and thus show the usefulness of their training; the 
College needs those who are seeking to prepare to teach — it mat- 
ters not whether they are to teach in elementary, secondary, or 
training for higher courses for college teaching; then as has al- 
ways been true the College needs boys who wish to dedicate their 
lives to the ministry. This is a crying need now when the 
business world is offering such wonderful possibilities of bright 
success. As a matter of fact, the College needs students to train 
for every vocation and calling of life because it can best be 
known by having its representatives in every walk of life over 
the State and in other states. 

It is unthinkable that any Alumnus would do otherwise than 
serve his Alma Mater by encouraging students to come and 
patrons to contribute their means. But he is under obligation 
to do more than this. He has not performed his full duty until 
he has actually given conclusive reasons why Atlantic Christian 
College is the institution for spiritual, intellectual and social 
training on account of its specially designed curriculum, its 
Christian leadership in the administration both on the part of 
its teachers, officers, and board of trustees. And, furthermore, 
each Alumnus is in obedience obligated to explain both by word 
of mouth and precept the true and lasting values derived from 
Christian education. 

This opportunity is taken again to invite every Alumnus to 
the College this coming May for the Annual Alumni Banquet 
and it is urgently requested that each come prepared to say 
something about the Alumni organization that will make it 
more nearly serve the interests of the members, the school, and 
the cause for which it all stands. We want to inaugurate a 
constructive plan for the future work and development of the 
Association. Let a large number be present and start the 
work to going nicely and with the hope and prayer that it will 
benefit us all. J. Ernest Paschall. 



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HOPE 
Bonita Wolff. 

Dawn in the eastern heavens 
Brings light and hope and love, 

When God paints the crimson sunrise 
With glory from above. 

Morning, the dew-kissed earth 
Rejoices to greet the day, 

The birds sing a carol of hope 
Happy, blithesome, gay. 

Noon, the rose is in bloom, 
The bud of hope unfolds, 

And God in His heaven above 
His worshippers beholds. 

Twilight and sunset gold, 
Hope sinks not with the sun 

For man looks for tomorrow — 
Tomorrow, not yet begun. 

Night, and the earth is at rest, 
Gone is the sun's last ray, 

And hope with uplifted eyes 
Waits the dawn of another day. 



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THE WOKTHY IDEAL. 

W. T. MATTOX 

That an ideal has great influence in the shaping of men's 
lives and determining their destinies is recognized by all 
classes of men from the savage to the philosopher. Within 
these limits we find divers ideals and various estimates of their 
values. A knowledge of man's instinct to imitate almost forces 
one to conclude that no man can escape the influence of some 
sort of an ideal. To say that a man has no ideal is only an- 
other way of saying that he is living a purposeless life ; and it 
is hard to conceive a human life which has absolutely no pur- 
pose. If such there be I can see no reason or even excuse for 
their existence. That there are those who have unworthy ideals 
is abundantly evidenced on every hand. And this fact furnishes 
every organization and institution, which have as their purpose 
the uplifting of mankind, with their most fundamental problem, 
and that problem consists in replacing unworthy with worthy 
ideals, ideals that are worthy of him whom God created in His 
own image and but little lower than Himself. The ideal which 
is worthy of God's man surely has definite characteristics where- 
by it may be recognized as the highest ideal. My task is to 
show briefly what a few of these characteristics are. 

As the first of these characteristics I would mention unsel- 
fishness. Whatever else the great war has taught us, it is sure 
that we have received from it a clearer vision of what it means 
to be unselfish. Nations as well as individuals learned through 
necessity to act in concert for the accomplishment of one com- 
mon end, forgetting to some extent their own selfish desires. 
Who can estimate the value to the American people of the 
"meatless" days, "wheatless" days and "gasolineless" Sundays, 
to say nothing of the greater sacrifices which were made in terms 
of money and life ? The man whose ideal teaches him that the 
world "owes him a living" is the man with whom the world 
could dispense without loss to itself. Countless centuries have 
2 



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passed, each one contributing to the heritage of the man of the 
twentieth century. They have laid the fruits of mistakes and 
successes of countless generations at our feet, and the man who 
believes the world owes him anything more than the privilege 
to pass these fruits on to other generations is a parasite on 
society. The man with the highest ideal realizes that he is not 
only his brother's keeper, but has within his own hands a share 
in the welfare of future generations. 

For the lack of a better term I designate the second character- 
istic progressive. By this I mean that one's ideal should grow 
just in proportion as he approaches it in his life. No man 
should be satisfied with having attained an ideal which is the 
product of youthful years or childish dreams. I suppose every 
college man in looking back over his life can remember when 
his educational ideal was simply a high school diploma, and 
when that was attained his ideal moved up to the end of a col- 
lege course, and when he thought he almost had it within his 
grasp at the end of that four years of drudgery it evaded him 
again and is still luring him on. There is a legend concern- 
ing the call of Abraham, which adequately illustrates my 
thought. As the legend has it : Abraham, whose ancestors were 
fire worshippers, while watching his sheep one night caught 
sight of the bright evening star and turning to it said : "This 
shall be my God," but when the star sank beneath the horizon 
he said : "I'll have no God that sets." Just then the moon 
came up and Abraham turning to it said : "Surely this shall 
be my God," but as the night wore on the moon hid her face 
from his sight, and he again turned away saying : "I'll have 
no God that sets." Soon the kino - of day, the sun, poured forth 
its rays upon Abraham, and taking heart he said once again : 
"This shall be my God," but when the evening shadows drove 
the sun from Abraham's sight he again turned away in disgust 
saying : "I'll have no God that sets, I'll worship neither sun nor 
moon nor star, but I'll worship Him who is the cause of the 
causes." And Abraham was an idolater no longer. We, like 
Abraham, should ever be ready to accept the highest ideal 



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which our vision brings us. To do anything less would be 
disloyal to ourselves as well as to God. 

The third and last characteristic I would mention is univer- 
sality. The events of the past decade have forced the great 
nations of the world to realize that they are living in a universe 
instead of a multiverse. The man who would be a leader of men 
in the twentieth century must have an ideal big enough to lead 
his thinking and sympathy to the ends of the earth, including 
every human being that inhabits the globe. It was the universal 
ideal that gave birth to such movements as the "League of 
Nations" and "The Inter-Church World Movement." And it 
is this same ideal that has made "The Anti-Saloon League" 
dissatisfied with what it has accomplished on the American 
Continent, and has caused it to pitch its tents on foreign shores 
to begin battle there in the interest of world-wide prohibition. 
It has been said that big tasks make big men ; may we not go 
one step further back and say big ideals make big tasks and 
they in turn make big men. 

In an age that is throbbing with the spirit of universal 
brotherhood we should not be content to renew ideals that are 
the products of an individualistic age. 

Man is to such an extent the victim of his senses that he at 
once demands a concrete example of the ideal that shall embody 
such characteristics. To whom may he go but to Jesus of 
Nazareth? He it was who lived, taught and died unselfishly. 
He it is whose character grows more profound with our every 
effort to learn and imitate it. He it is whose spirit is teaching 
us that one is our Father and all we are brethern. 



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OUR MISSIONARY. 



F. F. HARPER 




In 1909 Mr. C. Manly Morton graduated 
from Atlantic Christian College, a young man 
of high ideals and most worthy ambition. His 
four years College Course was marked by tena- 
city of purpose, an unyielding devotion to what- 
ever he believed to be the right, and a whole- 
some interest in all College affairs. The pro- 
fession of law appealed to him very strongly, but the call of the 
Christ was stronger, and feeling in his heart that, "Woe is me if 
I preach not the Gospel," he was ordained during his College 
career to the Christian Ministry. After leaving school he 
served as pastor for churches in the State for a number of 
years. In 1914, he decided to give his life to mission work on 
the foreign field, and accordingly, he entered College of Mis- 
sions, Indianapolis, in the fall of that year. He remained there 
for two years making especial preparation for Latin America. 
The mission in Argentina greatly needed reenforcement, and 
Mr. Morton was assigned to that station. In August, 1916, he 
was happily married to Miss Selah Beam, who was also a stu- 
dent at College of Missions, and after a brief visit with rela- 
tives and friends in his home town, these young people sailed 
for South America to begin their life work as missionaries. 

After the South American Regional Conferences and the 
Panama Congress in 1916, the Republic of Paraguay was as- 
signed to the Disciples of Christ for evangelization, and was 
accepted by the Christian Woman's Board of Missions. Mr. 
and Mrs. Morton were asked to take the Avork there and are 
now located at Asuncion, a city of about 100,000 people. This 
Missionary Board plans to establish in the heart of this capital 
city a school at a cost of about $150,000 which will be under 



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the direction of Mr. Morton and his coworkers. Mr. Morton has 
been for four years the living link of the College and the Wil- 
son Christian Church. A. C. C . follows with abiding interest this 
loyal son of hers, knowing that his qualities of leadership and 
steadfast devotion to the conviction of his life will mean much 
in the battle for right. 



COLLEGE NEWS 

TnTelle Krise. 

The College has been under quarantine since the sixth of Feb- 
ruary due to the influenza epidemic. Many cases were reported 
in town during the past weeks, but fortunately only two cases 
developed in the College. The ban was lifted, officially, the 
twenty-seventh, and we are again in contact with the outside 
world. 

The Rev. Mr. Stewart of the First Christian Church has 
been suffering with pneumonia. The College has been anxiously 
watching his recovery and is glad he is steadily improving. 

Members of the College faculty and student body received the 
following invitation : 

Mrs. C. Alice Respass 

invites you to be present 

at the marriage of her daughter 

Sarah Matilda 

to 

Dr. Harry Vann Latham 

on Wednesday morning, the fourteenth of January 

at half -past ten o'clock. 

At home 

Pantego, ]STorth Carolina. 

Miss Respass is pleasantly remembered as a student here 
during the years 1917-18. 

The members of the College Faculty and student-body of the 
College were delightfully entertained at a "Musical Tea" given 
by the School of Music, Saturday evening, February the twenty- 
eighth. The auditorium was tastefully arranged for the occa- 
sion. 



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The selections were rendered beautifully and with much ease. 
The program was as follows : 

Piano: Heart's Desire Harony 

Alma Stokes 

Piauo: Second Mazurka Opus 2 Godard 

Mabel Glenn Meadows 

Piano: Valse Ckromatique Leschetizky 

Ava Wolfe 

Song: "The Revelation" J. Prindle Scott 

"The Star'' Rogers 

"Japanese Love Song" Thomas 

Nelle Move 

Piano: Dance of the Dolls Poldoni 

Helen Glenn 

Piano: Valse Caprice Opus 14 Neivland 

Ray Heath 

Reading: "The Lame Goose" 

Kate Bowen 

Piano : Butterfly Lavalles 

Mary Moore 

Song: "Mother o' Mine" Chasson 

"The Trumpeter" Dix 

Hiliary Bowen 

Piano : Etincelles Moszkowskie 

Elsie Harris 

Song: "Sans Toi" D'Hardalot 

"Springtime of Youth" Eggett 

Mabel Galloway 
Reading : 

Selma Perkins 

Piano : Arabesque Chaminadc 

Christine Whitley 

At the conclusion of the program punch was served by the 
members of the Music Faculty. 

At the twilight hour Sunday, February 29th, the Y. W. held 
their Vesper Service in the Auditorium. The topic for the 
evening was "Making Life Count." Each member took an ac- 
tive part and the program was interesting and indeed beneficial 
to all. It was as follows : 



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Offertory, Consolation Lottie Wilson 

Song, "Day is Dying." 

Scripture Mabel Lynch 

Solo, "I Come to Thee" Ada Grey Dixon 

Talk, "How Far is Education a Factor Toward Making Life Count?" 

Ava Wolfe 

Talk, "What Do I Need to Succeed?" Selma Perkins 

Trio, "Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet." 

Sallie Adams, Nelle Moye, Mary Moore 

Talk, "What About Difficulties?" Lena Hardee 

Talk, "What About My Leisure Time?" Olive Spear 

Instrumental Solo, "Humoresque" Sallie Adams 

Duet, "Ivory Palaces" Katblyn Jackson, Mabel Lynch 

Mispah. 

Monday evening, March first the members of the Dramatic 
Club entertained a number of their friends. The Art Room was 
artistically decorated with ferns and potted plants, with its 
soft pink lights the room furnished an attractive scene for the 
following selections : 

Piano: Butterfly Mary Moore 

Reading: "The Fiddle Told" Sadie Greene 

Song: "Japanese Love Song" Nelle Moye 

Reading: "Spreading the News" Kate Bowen 

Piano Sallie Adams 

Reading: "The Gift of Tact" Nettie Noble 

Songs : "Will o' the Wisp" 



Ada Grey Dixon 

Only a Dream ) 

Reading: "Sam's Letter" Marion Brinson 

Each selection was well given and merited the hearty applause 
which they received. During the social hour a delicious salad 
course was served. 



The girls of the D. D. Club entertained at a delightful Leap 
Year Party, given in the Domestic Science rooms, Monday eve- 
ning, February 23d. 

The rooms were beautifully decorated in ferns and the club 
colors, red and black. A cheerful fire burned in the open grate 
and gave an additional glow of merriment to the games and 



The Radiant 107 

fortune telling. The chief enjoyment of the evening was candy 
making, and the favors were packages of the delicious taffy 
wrapped in the D. D. colors. 

In true leap year style the girls called for the boys and after 
the evening's gaities were over, bade them good night on the 
doorstep of the "boys' dorm." 

Those present were : 

Messrs. Lawrence Moye, Milton Moye, Marion Brinson, 
Louis Smith, Zeb Brinson, Loyd Brinson, James Manning. 

Misses Lottie Wilson, Annie Ruth Jones, Selma Perkins, 
Mary Moore, Ada Grey Dixon, Sallie Adams and Nelle Moye, 
with Misses Chapman and Smith as chaperones for the even- 
ing. 



RADIANT SMILES 

bonita wolff 

Quarantined 

(With apologies to Burns) 

If a-body's quarantined 

Here at A. C. C, 
How much more or worse imprisoned 

Could a-body be? 

If a-body runs away 

Here at A. C. C, 
How much more securely "campused" 

Could a-body be? 

If a-body has a pain 

Here at A. C. C, 
How much more dosed and doctored 

Could a-body be? 

If a body has tbe "flu" 

Here at A. C. C, 
How mucb bluer or much sicker 

Could a-body be? 

Everybody has the "flu," 

None they say have we, 
But we are quarantined the same 

Here at A. C. C. 

Wanted to Know 

Why some teachers are immune to "flu." — The Girls. 

If Mr. Meadows will give Dr. Smith the prescription for that mar- 
velous hair restorer. — Mrs. Smith. 

Why Mr. Grim won't go to walk with her. — Lottie. 

If the girls know it's Leap Year. — The Boys. 

When tbe quarantine will be lifted. — "Toute le Monde." 

If Lottie ever talks of anything but Lawrence. — Her Pals. 

Why Marion Brinson is never satisfied but always wants Moore. — 
His Other Girls. 

How long the "case" between Kathlyn and Charlie will last. — The 
Girls. 

What a ventriloquist is. — Mabel Galloway. 



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The location of the switch to the campus lights. — The Girls. 
While Mr. Brabec and Miss Krise are sitting on a stump analyzing 
flowers with the outside arms, what becomes of the inside ones? 

Susie Dixon (reading Vergil) : "When shall I enter the Tiber and 
the contagious countries?" 

Miss Chapman (very much distressed) : Oh girls, I'm in trouble; 
I've got to beg somebody's apology. 

John D. (looking up from her reading) : Lottie, what is a planet? 
Oh, yes, I know ! It's a star with a tail to it. 

Mary Moore was seated by the window with a dreamy look in her 
eyes and a sentimental smile on her lips — evidently thinking — when 
her roommate heard her say, meditatively : 

"His voice was ever soft, gentle and low ; 
An excellent thing in a woman." 

Manufactured Verbs 

The use of verbs manufactured out of nouns is satirized in the story 
of the city boy who wrote to his brother on the farm : "Thursday we 
autoed out to the Country Club, where we golfed until dark. Then 
we trolleyed back to town and danced till dawn. Then we motored 
to the beach and Fridayed there." The brother on the farm wrote 
back : "Yesterday we buggied to town and baseballed all afternoon. 
Then we went to Ned's and pokered till morning. Today we muled 
out to the cornfield and gee-hawed till sundown. Then we suppered 
and then we piped for a while. After that we staircased up to our 
room and bedsteaded until the clock flved." — E&w. B. Hughes in The 
Writer. 

A Leap Year Soliloquy 

(With apologies to Shakespeare) 

To wed, or not to wed, that is the question, 

Whether 'tis nobler of the maid to suffer 

The stings and scoffs of lone old maidhood 

Or to take arms against a piece of manhood 

And, by embracing, win him? To wed, and flirt 

No more ; and by a wedding say we end 

The heartache and the thousand jealous pangs 

That girls are heir to — 'tis a consummation 

Devoutly to be wished. To wed — To live — 

To hope — Perchance to dream ! Ay, there's the rub, 

For in that wedded life what dreams may come 

When we have shuffled off this single bliss 

Must give us pause. There's the respect 

That makes singleness of so long life; 



110 The Radiant 

For who would bear the crooks and turns of fate, 
The lover's quarrels, the wedding day delayed, 
The pangs of despis'd love, the loneliness, 
The busy world's demands, and the spurns 
That patient merit of the unworthy takes, 
When she herself might take another name 
By a mere ceremony? Who would teach a school? 
To grunt and sweat under a weary life 
But that the dread of cooking for a man, 
That unaccustomed labor in whose ways 
So few of us are skilled, puzzles the will, 
And makes us rather do those tasks we have 
Than fly to others that we know not of? 
Thus thinking does make cowards of us all, 
And thus the native hue of resolution 
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, 
And courtships of great pith and moment, 
With this regard, their currents turn awry 
And lose the name of wedding. Soft you now, 
Here comes a man ! 

A voice from the second floor : Who is it that rings a long, a short, 
and a long, about sixty-five times a day for the third floor? 
Nettie May : I 'low that's Mr. Brabec cryin' for Miss Krise. 

Truth 

Genius burns — but only so long as the power is turned on. (From 
Physics class.) — James Manning. 

A bald head does shine like a white watermelon. — Mr. Meadows. 



PERSONALS 

The following announcement lias been received by members 
of the faculty: 

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Haskins 

announce the marriage of their daughter 

Elsie Pugh 

to 

Mr. Francis Dancy Foxhall 

on Monday, the twenty-second of December, 

nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

At home, after January the tenth, 

Greenville, K C. 

Mrs. Tate Price, nee Lida Clay, A. B., '18, a bride of Novem- 
ber, is teaching in the public school of Tarns, W. Va., 
where she resides. She is showing her generous nature when 
she consents to fill the place left vacant, until another teacher 
can be secured, but if she serves there as she did at A. C. C. 
we fear the school authorities will have small inclination to se- 
cure another teacher. 

Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Plyler, nee Harriet Settle, B. M., '15, are 
receiving congratulations upon the birth of a son. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Paschall, nee Claire Hodges, A. B., '17, 
are living on Kennan Street, Wilson, 1ST. C. 

We have had several delightful visits from the loyal friend 
and alumnus, Rev. Hayes Farish, during the month of February. 

Misses Buth Whitley, Expression, '17, and Bessie Hodges, 
B. L. and Art, '15, have recently returned from Cuba and other 
Southern points. They report a most enjoyable trip. 

Mrs. Joseph Finley, nee Carolyn Bowen, Voice, '12, is living 
in Wilmington, N". C. 

Miss Irma Cannon, A. B., '16 is spending the winter at her 
home in Ayden, 1ST. C. 

Miss Bertha Riley, Piano, '10, is teaching her chosen subject 
in Robersonville, "N. C. 



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Miss Sallie May Wilson, B. L., '09, is doing government work 
in Washington, D. C. 

Miss Carrie Lewis, Piano, '11, is manager of the needle work 
department of Oettenger's Department Store, Wilson, 'N. C. 

Mrs. Herbert Moseley, nee Eunice Andrews, Art, '13, is 
living in Farmville, N. C. 

Miss Willa Chestnut A. B., '16, holds a position with the 
First National Bank of Snow Hill, 1ST. C. 






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Carolina Office Building Wilson, N. C. 

Phone 256 



NUTRI-LADEN CATTLE FEED AND NUTRI-LADEN 
HORSE AND MULE FEED 

Manufactured by 

Farmers Cotton Oil Company 

WILSON, n. c. 



Hudson -:- Essex -:- Oakland 

Service. Gasoline, Oil and Supplies. New Garage, Storage Space. 

Motor Sales Company 

Phone 96 



J. F. DOWNING 

CALL US FOR STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES 

Country Produce A Specialty 

Phone 411 Wilson, N. C. 

Barrett- Patrick Company 

Ladies* Ready-to- Wear and Furnishings 
Millinery and Dry Goods 

HACKNEY BUILDING - - - WILSON, N. C. 



DENNY BROTHERS 




Denny Brothers will Present a Gold Medal to the Best Orator of A. C. C. 



Barnes -Harrell Company 

Wholesale Grocers 
WILSON, N. C. 

Bottlers of 

COCA-COLA 



Distributors 



Diamond Tires and Tubes 



Cords and Fabrics 



Hackney Brothers Garage 

Distributors of 

Standard "8" Nash and Overland Cars 
Nash and Corbitt Trucks 

GENERAL LINE OF ACCESSORIES 
Upholstering and Painting .... Top Building 



Heat Your Home With a Pipeless Furnace 

R. E. HAGAN & COMPANY 

WILSON, N. C. 
Tinning — Roofing — Heating 



Churchwell's -:- The Quality Shop 

For 

Jewelry Diamonds 

Silver Cut Glass 

WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF DRY CLEANING 

"for quality' 1 




W. T. POWELL, Proprietor 

REDUCED RATES TO COLLEGE STUDENTS 
Tarboro St. Phone 594 Wilson, N. C. 

"Wilson Shoe Store 

Wilson s Only Exclusive Shoe Store 

Fine Shoes for Ladies and Men 

109 E. Nash Street - - WILSON, N. C. 

Phone 800 



Buy a HACKNEY Buggy 

FOR LOOKS AND FOR SERVICE---"THEY ARE THE KIND" 

Hackney Buggy Company 

WILSON, N. C. 




Cut Flowers For All Occasions 



The Best Jewelry at the Best Prices. We Always Have 
Plenty of the Best Merchandise Possible to Buy 

W. J. BURDEN 

Jeweler 

Opposite New Briggs Hotel .... Phone 86 

WILSON, N. C. 



Williams & Palmer 

COAL, WOOD, LATHS, SHINGLES, AND BRICK 

Get Our Prices Before Placing Your Order 
Telephone 41 - - ... - Wilson, N. C. 



E. P. Hyman & Company 

Farm Machines and Implements 

Opposite Norfolk Southern Depot 

WILSON, N. C. 



IT PAYS TO DEAL AT 




Mr. Oettinger will present to each — a girl and a boy of A. C. C. 
producing the best yell, a choice selection of Merchandise. 



WE TURN A HOUSE INTO A HOME 



Wilson Furniture Company 




OUR STOCK 



AS VARIED ^r- 

AJ YOUR WAN fi 



20 South Goldsboro Street 



Wilson, N. C. 



Wilson Hardware Company 



HARDWARE — BUILDING MATERIAL 



PAINTS AND OILS 



SPORTING GOODS — KITCHEN UTENSILS 



DON'T FAIL TO VISIT 



Welsh's 5, 10 & 25c Stores Co, 



When You Want First Class Merchandise at 
LOWEST PRICES 

We Have Stores at the Following Places: 

LaGrange, N. C. ; Ayden, N. C. ; Farmville, N. C, 
and Wilson, N. C. 

"THE STORES AND THE TOWNS TO TIE TO" 



This is a North Carolina Corporation Composed of Wilson 
Business Men 



Center Brick Warehouse 

WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 

The Center Brick Warehouse 

FOR THE SALE OF LEAF TOBACCO 

The Home of the Farmers of Eastern North Carolina 

COZART, EAGLES & CARR 
Owners and Proprietors 

STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF 

Branch Banking & Trust Company 

WILSON, N. C. 
At the Close of Business September 12, 1919 

RESOURCES LIABILITIES 

Loans and Dis- Capital Stock $ 100,000.00 

counts $1,786,019.69 Surplus 50,000.00 

Stocks and Bonds. 286,808.76 Profits 56 608.31 

Banking House Fur. Deposits 2.882,802.81 

and Fix 33,500.00 

Cash and Due from 

Banks 983,082.67 



$3,089,411.12 $3,089,411.12 

Upon the strength of the above statement and the backing of our 
Directors we solicit your business, promising every accommo- 
dation consistent with Sound Banking. No account too 
small to receive our most careful attention 



Young Mens' Furnishings of the Better Kind 

Specialist in Ladies 9 Ready -to-W ear 

YOUNG'S Tarboro Street YOUNG'S 

"YOUR STATIONERY REFLECTS YOUR CHARACTER" 
Be Sure Your Stationery is Right — Buy at 

PATTERSON DRUG COMPANY 

PATTERSON AND TARKENTON, REGISTERED DRUGGISTS 

jETNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 

W. H. Price, Agent 

WILSON, N. C. 

STOKES-TOMLINSON COMPANY 

Wilson s Exclusive Mens Shop 
Q not Q 

YOU ARE 

a student. Your every effort is bent toward fitting yourself for 
anything the future may hold in store for you. 

WE, TOO, 

are students. In order to render our clients land-selling service 
that is one hundred per cent efficient, we must study their needs 
at all times. 

Every man is interested in real estate. 

Attend one of our sales near you and study our methods of land- 
selling. 

In future years, these observations may prove helpful to YOU in 
the handling of YOUR real estate. 

ATLANTIC COAST REALTY COMPANY 

"The Name That Justifies Your Confidence" 

Offices 
Petersburg, Va. Greenville, N. C. 



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C. E. Moore, M.D. W. H. Anderson, M.D. 

B. S. Herring, M.D. 




THE MOORE-HERRING HOSPITAL, INC. 

WILSON, N. C. 

Training School for Nurses Attached 

For the Treatment of Surgical and Non-Contagious 

Medical Cases 



COMMERCIAL PRINTING COMPANY, Inc. 

Printing, Binding, 
Engraving. 

RALEIGH, N. C. 



Patronize our advertisers and mention The Radiant, 
a Quarterly Magazine, published by the students. 

Its purpose is to foster the literary spirit among the 
students of the College. 

GRADY SPIEGEL, Business Manager. 

Subscription: One year, One dollar. 



Atlantic Christian College 

WILSON, N. a 
The Leading College of Eastern North Carolina 



ITS SCOPE OF SERVICE 

I. Men and women of breadth in general culture, offer- 
ing college work of standard grade in English, Latin, 
Greek, German, General Chemistry, General Biology, 
Mathematics, History, Sociology, Economics, Ethics, Logic, 
History of Philosophy and Education. 

II. Teachers for High Schools in Education, Psychology, 
History of Methods. 

III. Men for Ministry in English Bible, Exegesis, 
Church History, Homiletics and Evidences. 

IV. In Aesthetics Music (Piano and Violin, Voice), Art 
and Expression. 

V. The preparatory work by offering affiliated four-year 
standard high school course under specialists. 

This course includes Business and Domestic Science 
Courses. 

Every convenience of modern equipment. Closest per- 
sonal care guaranteed by faculty residing in dormitories. 
Separate dormitories, grounds and organizations for men 
and women. Faculty of twenty-three. Four years of col- 
lege work leading to Degree of A. B. 

RAYMOND A. SMITH, A.M., B.D., 

President. 



EXPENSES REASONABLE